Hyperaspis postica LeConte 1880

Coccinellidae, Coleoptera, Insecta, Arthropoda, Animalia

face view

dorsal view

Additional images: ventral view (small file, large file), tarsus (small file, large file).


British Columbia to S. California. Peripheral localities: Medicine Hat, Alberta; Grand Canyon, Hualapai and Prescott, Arizona; Steamboat Springs, Colorado (Gordon 1985).


2.3- 3.1 mm long, 1.7- 2.3 mm wide. Form elongate and oval, somewhat flattened. Elytra immaculate except for a single apical spot variable in size and shape. Postcoxal line present, incomplete, extending to hind margin of first abdominal sternum. Prosternum with 2 converging carinae. Antennae 11- segmented, insertion exposed.

Natural History

Feeds on families of Homoptera, especially aphids and scale insects.

Literature Cited

Gordon, R. D. 1985. The Coccinellidae (Coleoptera) of America north of Mexico. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 93:1-912.

Page author:

Melissa Kmetz-Barrows. The Evergreen State College, Olympia WA 98505 USA

Date of this version: 20 January 2004.

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